Elements of a Green Kitchen

Kitchens get an eco-friendly boost from energy-efficient appliances, water-saving fixtures and improvements in indoor air quality.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

The countertops in this green kitchen are Baja by Caesarstone.

While going green in the kitchen will save you money on energy costs, eco-friendly products have a reputation for being expensive, frumpy and difficult to find.

The good news: Earth-friendly products are available in a wider range of styles and costs than ever before, letting you go any shade of green you desire.

Kitchens are the energy hog of the home, thanks to the refrigerator, which is second only to heating and cooling equipment in energy use. Throw in ovens, cooktops, dishwashers, microwaves and other small appliances, and you can see how a kitchen can cook up most of your energy bill.

Decreasing energy use is not the only way to make your kitchen green. You can also create an eco-kitchen by improving indoor air quality; using materials made from recycled or rapidly renewable resources; and by choosing countertops, cabinets, flooring and finishes with low environmental impact.

« Previous12

We Recommend...

Going Green in the Kitchen? Find a Pro Who Can Help

Going Green in the Kitchen? Find a Pro Who Can Help

A professional designer or contractor can help you create the eco-kitchen of your dreams.

Go Green With a Recycled Kitchen

Go Green With a Recycled Kitchen

This homeowner shows HGTV Magazine how to go green by decorating the kitchen with found objects and repurposed materials.

(12 photos)
One-of-a-Kind Kitchen Design

One-of-a-Kind Kitchen Design

HGTV Magazine shares how one Portland, Ore., homeowner ditched design rules to create this unique kitchen.

(9 photos)
Advertisement

HGTV Kitchen & Bath Newsletter

See the latest trends in kitchen and bathroom design, with ideas and how-tos for everything from easy weekend updates to planning your dream kitchen or bath.